Interview with “Wild Woman” Judy Reeves by Kim Keeline

Posted by on Apr 7, 2015 in Author Interviews, Community Events, Fresh Ink | Comments Off

One of SDWI’s most popular instructors, Judy Reeves, has a new book coming out: Wild Women, Wild Voices: Writing from Your Authentic Wildness.  She is having a book launch party on April 11 (which you can come to) and has a class on Point of View later this month.     KK: You say the book is about “a yearning to reclaim a true nature” beyond our normal self. What sort of true nature do you see yourself releasing in your writing?  Judy:    ...


04/18 Warwick’s Bookstore: Buy Books, SDWI Benefits

Posted by on Mar 31, 2015 in Blog, Community Events, Events, Fresh Ink, Inklings, Readings & Special Events | Comments Off

San Diego Writers, Ink is having a Warwick’s Bookstore fundraiser –Fifteen percent of your purchases at Warwick’s on Saturday, April 18, 2015, from  9AM – 6PM, will help fund San Diego Writers, Ink’s programs. BE SURE TO MENTION YOU ARE PARTICIPATING IN THE PROGRAM OR IT DOESN’T WORK! NO cost to you–they simply donate a percentage of what you normally pay for an item directly to us, to support our programs. Location: ...


04/01 – 04/31 National Poetry Month Celebrations

Posted by on Mar 31, 2015 in Blog, Events, Fresh Ink, Inklings, Monthly Event, Readings & Special Events | Comments Off

APRIL IS NATIONAL POETRY MONTH AND SAN DIEGO WRITERS, INK IS CELEBRATING ALL MONTH LONG According to, National Poetry Month “is the largest literary celebration in the world, with tens of millions of readers, students, K-12 teachers, librarians, booksellers, literary events curators, publishers, bloggers, and, of course, poets marking poetry’s important place in our culture and our lives.” The Academy of American Poets founded National Poetry Month in...


Use Active, Not Passive Voice: A Tip From Judy Reeves

Posted by on Mar 24, 2015 in Blog, Craft Talk, Fresh Ink | Comments Off

Your Brain on Verbs How easy to use was. How that word just slides off our fingertips and onto the page as we merrily write along. Maybe the word actually resides in our fingers and shows up as automatic writing. Maybe it asserts itself like our heart, an involuntary muscle. Though in was’s case, there’s not much muscle involved. Was is a weakling of a verb. So is its present tense form, is. Both versions are forms of the verb to be. (Count how many to be forms I...


Clayton Truscott’s Story (and his class on Feature Writing)

Posted by on Mar 23, 2015 in Blog, Fresh Ink, Inklings | Comments Off

One of our instructors, Clayton Truscott, has a piece published on Bartleby Snopes this month: We hope you will take a look.  If you like it, please vote for it in the monthly contest: Vote for Clayton Truscott’s story, Lawrence, as story of the month at the bottom of this page: —————— And check out Clayton Truscott’s next class...